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The broad strokes: You need to buy at least 20k points to receive a 75% bonus, and then you’re off and running. The price per point? Let’s break it down. IHG has increased the max you can purchase, pre bonus, from 100k to 150k, so if you were to buy the maximum 150k, you would receive a total of 262.5k points for an effective purchase price of $0.0057 per point.
Their best ever is .005 per point, as an FYI…
I’ve listed a couple different ways that this can be beneficial to you ( other than shoring up an account), but as with any point currency, I never recommend speculatively buying points. Ends on February 27th.
20k points or more = 75% bonus
Maxing out the deal will set you back a grand.
A couple of ways to get a great deal
Let’s take a look at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand in Paris next summer. I stayed at the hotel in January 2019, and it’s in a great location. It’s currently in the midst of a renovation, but our room was quite large by Paris standards, and let me tell you, rates can get insane!
Parisian hotels can get absolutely ridiculous. Case in point…look at these prices: An average of $550 Euros a night…or over $600, that is prohibitively expensive for most any budget. But…points are available as well at 70k a night. With this deal…it’s $400 a night. However…that’s still a bit pricey and we can get that rate down even more when paired with the right card.
Stack this with the IHG Premier credit card for a great way to buy nights on the low low
Remember, award nights booked in accounts associated with Chase’s IHG Premier card get a 4th night free when booking. So this hotel would cost the same for 3 nights as 4…210k.
So the roughly $2400, 4 night stay becomes just 3 nights at $400 a night, or $1200. That’s half price.
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